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Also Known As: Died: June 6, 2016
Born: August 20, 1954 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: actor

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Theresa Saldana's acting career began when she was a mere 15 years old. Saldana's career in acting began with her roles in various films like the David Proval drama "Nunzio" (1975), "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" (1978) and "Defiance" (1980). She also appeared in the biopic drama "Raging Bull" (1980) with Robert De Niro and "The Evil That Men Do" (1984). She continued to act in productions like the action movie "Double Revenge" (1988) with Leigh McCloskey, the Keanu Reeves drama "The Night Before" (1988) and "Angel Town" (1990). Her work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "The Highwayman" (NBC, 1987-88). She held additional roles in television including a part on "Storytime" (PBS, 1993-99). She also was featured in the TV movies "The Commish: In the Shadow of the Gallows" (1995-96), "The Commish: Father Image" (ABC, 1995-96) and "The Commish: Redemption" (ABC, 1995-96). She also appeared in "She Woke Up Pregnant" (ABC, 1995-96). Most recently, Saldana acted on "The Bernie Mac Show" (Fox, 2001-06). Saldana was married to Phil Peters and had one child.

Theresa Saldana's acting career began when she was a mere 15 years old. Saldana's career in acting began with her roles in various films like the David Proval drama "Nunzio" (1975), "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" (1978) and "Defiance" (1980). She also appeared in the biopic drama "Raging Bull" (1980) with Robert De Niro and "The Evil That Men Do" (1984). She continued to act in productions like the action movie "Double Revenge" (1988) with Leigh McCloskey, the Keanu Reeves drama "The Night Before" (1988) and "Angel Town" (1990). Her work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "The Highwayman" (NBC, 1987-88). She held additional roles in television including a part on "Storytime" (PBS, 1993-99). She also was featured in the TV movies "The Commish: In the Shadow of the Gallows" (1995-96), "The Commish: Father Image" (ABC, 1995-96) and "The Commish: Redemption" (ABC, 1995-96). She also appeared in "She Woke Up Pregnant" (ABC, 1995-96). Most recently, Saldana acted on "The Bernie Mac Show" (Fox, 2001-06). Saldana was married to Phil Peters and had one child.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Gang Warz (2004)
2.
 Timeshifters, The (1999) Cortez
3.
 Bliss (1997) Laura
4.
 Commish: Redemption, The (1996) Rachel Scali
5.
 She Woke Up Pregnant (1996) District Attorney Doris Cantore
7.
 Commish: Father Image, The (1995) Rachel Scali
8.
 Going Underground (1993) Rachel Morales
9.
 Angel Town (1990) Maria
10.
 Of Men and Angels (1989) Maria Montoya
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1980:
Appeared in "Raging Bull"
1982:
Slashed ten times by a crazed fan
1984:
Starred in the TV movie "Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story"
1992:
Cast as the wife of Michael Chiklis in the ABC cop/family drama "The Commish"
1997:
Played a recurring role on the ABC daytime soap "All My Children"
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Education

Los Angeles City College: -

Notes

Founder of the Victims for Victims, a self-help group in 1983.

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husband:
Phil Peters. Actor. Married 1988.

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daughter:
Tianna Peters. Born August 30, 1989 in Los Angeles.

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